Racing on a plate:
Bet365 and The Sentinel sponsor the new Staffordshire Plate Raceday
bet365 have confirmed title sponsorship of the new Staffordshire Plate Raceday here at Uttoxeter Racecourse, alongside The Sentinel newspaper which will sponsor the rest of the day’s race card.
The Staffordshire Plate Raceday will be held on Saturday 6 May, just days after the county celebrates Staffordshire Day on 1 May.
The star event taking place here on 6 May is a Handicap Chase for 5 year olds, run over 3 miles and 2 furlongs – which is exactly the same distance as the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The prize money is currently £25,000, and it is expected to attract a quality field. The same race attracted quality horses in the form of Katkeau, Al Co and 2014 Grand National winner Pineau De Re.
The race was been held here at the time of the year in the past, but the decision to name the feature event The Staffordshire Plate will help to not only set it apart from the norm, but also celebrate the long and rich history of horseracing in this quiet corner of Staffordshire.
The new bet365 Staffordshire Plate is a celebration of all things Staffordshire and takes place just after Staffordshire. There will be plenty of entertainment for all the family, such as inflatable fun fairs, ‘Last one standing’ inflatable course, trampolines and even The Mighty Smith Show!
With quality racing for the grown-ups and children’s entertainment over in our centre course family enclosure.